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Your free press is under attack

February 25, 2014

W e Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrats....

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TripleD

Feb-27-14 6:29 PM

"That this plan was in motion, the questions were there, and it was squashed by the outrage it caused." There was no plan. There was a study. The study is no more. The study seeks information about how to best eliminate barriers that discourage entrepreneurs and small-business owners from entering the broadcast news industry. Great job! Another win for big business and the Right Wing smear machine.

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TripleD

Feb-27-14 3:48 PM

He did fail to allow the nation to slide into another great depression. Is that what you are concerned about? He also failed to allow the US auto manufacturers to go bankrupt. That must be it. You really wanted to see only Toyotas and Hondas on American roads. You probably thought that would make them cheaper for you to buy. :>)

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rpmwwe

Feb-27-14 1:08 PM

"I know you people want President Obama to fail at any cost"

That is not the case. Its that we would rather he STOP failing.

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ladybug

Feb-27-14 7:15 AM

It's just like the bill congress is trying to pass dealing with the IRS.

Just an excuse to let all these non profits away to hide all the billions being used to buy our elections and not reveal the donors.

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TripleD

Feb-27-14 5:37 AM

Of course Salem News omitted the fact that the CIN study is not something new. Conducted every three years for Congress, the CIN study seeks information about how to best eliminate barriers that discourage entrepreneurs and small-business owners from entering the broadcast news industry.

The inclusion of questions about the editorial operations of media overseen by the government infuriated many lawmakers who saw it as a threat to the 1st Amendment. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who inherited the survey from his predecessor Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, who briefly served as acting chairman, said questions having to do with editorial and news operations would be stricken from the survey. I understand that the entire study has now been cancelled.

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TripleD

Feb-27-14 4:58 AM

So basically some GOP congressmen complained before the study was done. As a result the study was never done. No FCC licenses were ever revoked and that was never the purpose of the study. No reporters were put in jail for leaking classified information, although by law that is a federal crime. Of course for the people who enjoy finding things that they can blow up into a big story like "Your free press is under attack", those facts do not matter.

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TripleD

Feb-27-14 4:52 AM

questioner, The answer to your question, "Is this true?" is no it is not. This is just another manufactured crisis. On May 7, 2012, AP reporters Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo, citing anonymous sources, reported that the CIA had thwarted a plot by an al-Qaeda affiliate to "destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden." This story was based on leaked classified information and put the CIAs operatives at risk. When you start revealing classified information the Govenrment has the duty to determine how you got that information. The other piece of this story is that there was a study done by the FCC. The CIN study was to start in the spring with a pilot test in Columbia, S.C., and included inquiries into the decision-making process with regards to reporting news. The survey also was to ask about how certain topics, including the environment, are covered. Congress killed this

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TripleD

Feb-26-14 6:33 PM

FCC devised a plan, Hah! What a total misrepresentation of the truth. "Key GOP lawmaker targets FCC media study" There was a media study, there was no plan to suppress the free press and anyone who says so is just plain lying. Of course the Salem News calls this an attck on the free press. Give me a break!

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TripleD

Feb-26-14 5:26 PM

"Federal Communications Commission officials have devised a plan"

Show me where this information came from. Just the wording of it alone should tell you right off the bat that this is BS. 'devised a plan', yeah right. Where is the policy or procedure number? Of course this is something you want to believe so who needs facts, right? Get real! You have zero credibility repeating stuff like this. I guess if you read it in the Salem News then that is good enough for you as long as it is Anti-Obama, of course.

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TripleD

Feb-26-14 5:12 PM

"Obama's Justice Dept. DID seize the reporters records. " Obama's Justice Dept seized the records because someone leaked classified information putting American lives at risk. For crying out loud! I know you people want President Obama to fail at any cost, but I did not think that meant sacrificing our troops in the field. I guess the whole support our troops is just another Right Wing lie.

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TripleD

Feb-26-14 4:00 PM

"Are you saying the facts of the story are not true, and the FCC did not plan this?" There are very few facts here and a very large amount of unfounded accusations. The story claims that FCC Broadcast licenses are under threat but fails to produce even one case where a license has been revoked. This is starting to look like the Rights fantasy 'war on Christmas' to me. We all know that the NSA has over stepped with phone records, and I agree there should be limits placed on them, but this story about a war on the free press is nothing but a bunch of Right Wing fear mongering.

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rpmwwe

Feb-26-14 12:44 PM

I seriously doubt the Founding Fathers could imagine multi-billion dollar corporations exerting as much control of information as it is done today. If they did, then I believe they would have given us just as much warning about them as they did government. Don't trust big government and don't trust big media.

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rpmwwe

Feb-26-14 12:43 PM

I don't see the irony. If the major publications are owned by Republicans and they are being targeted by Democrats, then isn't that somewhat expected? Anyway, the printed word has its limitations. To influence the masses, you really need to feed them with audio and video effects that they can readily absorb.

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naturwoman

Feb-26-14 9:31 AM

Ironic when you realize that most major publications are owned by republicans who control what is printed!!

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ladybug

Feb-26-14 9:16 AM

That's right questioner >

And next comes the labor camps .And executions and random killings.

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questioner

Feb-25-14 7:13 PM

Is this true?

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